WISCONSIN RAPIDS -- 

The WPGA Professional Championship kicked off on Monday as sixty-six of the best playing PGA Professionals from throughout the state of Wisconsin teed it up at Bull's Eye Country Club for the first two rounds of play. The day featured some gorgeous fall weather as the players attempted to tackle the narrowed tree lined fairways and undulating greens. 
 
Finding his way to the top of the leaderboard after 36 holes was Blue Mound Golf & Country Club Teaching Professional, Jim Schuman.  The three-time past champion was able to post back to back rounds of 3-under-par 69, to set the pace at 138.  The two round total was good enough to hold a four shot lead over defending champion Ryan Helminen.  The duo will be joined in the final group by 2016 Wisconsin State Senior Open champion John Freeman, as he sits six shots back from the leader.  The final group will hit the course starting at 10:48 AM.  
 
On Tuesday the players will be competing for an approximate purse of $26,250, with the winner taking home around $4,100.  Also at stake will be five spots into the 2018 PGA Professional Championship at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, CA, next June. 
PosPlayerTodayThruTotalR1R2R3Total 
1Jim Schuman  Blue Mound G&CC---66969 138 
2Ryan Helminen  Ridgeway CC---27270 142 
3John Freeman  Edgewood GC--E7569 144 
T4Mark Voeller  Golf Galaxy - Brookfield--+37374 147 
T4Charlie Brown  Tuckaway CC--+37374 147 
T4David Roesch  Storm's Golf Range--+37572 147 
T4Jeff Bisbee  Bisbee's Golf Center--+37275 147 
T8Kurt Mantyla  Naga-Waukee GC--+47474 148 
T8Joe Leonard  Bull's Eye CC--+47474 148 
T8Thomas Burton  Wisconsin Club--+47771 148 
T8Eddie Terasa  North Hills CC--+47078 148 
T8Brian Pionkowski  Waupaca CC--+47276 148 
T13Rich Tock  Erin Hills--+57475 149 
T13Timothy Schroyer  Pine Hills CC--+57673 149 
T15Kyle Kunash  Grand Geneva Resort--+67377 150 
T15Tim Bauman  Green Bay CC--+67575 150 
T15Andrew Barrett  Brown Deer Park GC--+67377 150 
T15Mark Krause  Muskego Lakes CC--+67773 150 
T19Craig Czerniejewski  Washington County GC--+77675 151 
T19Michael Crowley  Morningstar GC--+77675 151 
T19Dylan Hills  University Club--+77576 151 
T22Glenn Fischer  North Shore GC--+87676 152 
T22Bryan Brotchie  Geneva National GC--+88072 152 
T24Chad Sandee  The Bull--+97974 153 
T24Doug Cheever  Wausau CC--+97974 153 
T26Erik Stenseth  University Ridge GC--+107876 154 
T26Michael O'Reilly  Whistling Straits GC--+107678 154 
T28Scott Mowatt  Lake Windsor GC--+117778 155 
T28Tim Grogan  Fore Milwaukee--+117778 155 
T28Evan Hewes  Hawthorne Hills GC--+118174 155 
T31Justin Fox  Thornberry Creek @ Oneida--+137483 157 
T31Doug Mortola  Golf Galaxy - Greenfield--+137879 157 
T31Jason Samuelian  Meadowbrook CC--+137978 157 
T31Ryan Zonski  Whistling Straits GC--+138374 157 
T31Jason Rasmussen  North Shore CC--+138176 157 
T36Jeffrey Kaiser  TaylorMade Player Dev Center--+147979 158 
T36Mike Johnston  Versatile Vehicles Inc.--+147880 158 
T36Brian Jensen  Oliphant Golf Management--+148078 158 
T39David Spengler  Riverside GC--+158079 159 
T39James Grogan  Whitnall Park GC--+158574 159 
T39Adam Miller  Lancaster CC--+157782 159 
T39James Lombardo  Erin Hills--+157683 159 
T43Jeff Ellingson  Edelweiss Chalet CC--+168278 160 
T43Brad Munn  First Tee of S.Central WI--+168278 160 
T45Eric Gitter  TaylorMade--+177982 161 
T45Matt Kennedy  Door Creek GC--+178081 161 
T45Daniel Hoffman  Tour Edge--+178477 161 
T45Harlan Kastein  North Shore GC--+178279 161 
T49Matthew Reel  Koshkonong Mounds CC-13+18838012175 
T49Rick Leslie  Athletic Republic of Kenosha--+188379 162 
T49Mark Becker  Thornberry Creek @ Oneida--+188082 162 
T49Paul Kostelac  Cherokee CC--+187488 162 
T49Jeremy Wilkinson  Fox Valley GC--+188082 162 
T49Jason Wachtl  Butte Des Morts CC--+188379 162 
55Matthew Stottern  Peninsula State Park GC--+197885 163